Wednesday, June 24, 2009

maxwell-stop the world

All you want to be goo goo ga ga wining for the pussy or disnik no lyrics r&b artist. Listen and learn how to create some good music with content. If you can't do it. UPS is hiring. Yuck!!!

maxwell-stop the world

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

Out today. hopefully I can catch it this weekend


They say "a picture is worth a thousand words" so express your feeling without saying nothing at all. Now, if you want Fly exciting visuals that will define your words for you or keep them guessing. And your up in Charlotte NC. Get Up Close and Personal with a few head shot done by jasiatic during her soon to be weekly Head shot party June 26 2008.

Nike Blazer Hi Spike Lee

Here is the latest Nike collaboration with film director Spike Lee. This is the latest blazer that is currently unreleased that features the African flag colors and Spike Lee’s glasses on the tongue. The glasses are a signature item of Spike Lee’s. These shoes are deadstock but have some writing on both sides of the shoe. These are now available at Osneaker.

Reflection Eternal - Back Again

Side note. Res is very sexy. But yea, New album coming this fall. Video pretty dope


hahahahaha. I love it!!!!!!


A whole lot of good people on all levels at this event. You will walk away getting a lot from this show right here


Alot of dope artist for this show people. Make sure to attend if you want to be inspired

700 NYC teachers are paid to do nothing

Wow. I don't even know what to say about this?


NEW YORK – Hundreds of New York City public school teachers accused of offenses ranging from insubordination to sexual misconduct are being paid their full salaries to sit around all day playing Scrabble, surfing the Internet or just staring at the wall, if that's what they want to do.

Because their union contract makes it extremely difficult to fire them, the teachers have been banished by the school system to its "rubber rooms" — off-campus office space where they wait months, even years, for their disciplinary hearings.
The 700 or so teachers can practice yoga, work on their novels, paint portraits of their colleagues — pretty much anything but school work. They have summer vacation just like their classroom colleagues and enjoy weekends and holidays through the school year.

"You just basically sit there for eight hours," said Orlando Ramos, who spent seven months in a rubber room, officially known as a temporary reassignment center, in 2004-05. "I saw several near-fights. `This is my seat.' `I've been sitting here for six months.' That sort of thing."

Ramos was an assistant principal in East Harlem when he was accused of lying at a hearing on whether to suspend a student.

Ramos denied the allegation but quit before his case was resolved and took a job in California.

Because the teachers collect their full salaries of $70,000 or more, the city Department of Education estimates the practice costs the taxpayers $65 million a year. The department blames union rules.
"It is extremely difficult to fire a tenured teacher because of the protections afforded to them in their contract," spokeswoman Ann Forte said.

City officials said that they make teachers report to a rubber room instead of sending they home because the union contract requires that they be allowed to continue in their jobs in some fashion while their cases are being heard. The contract does not permit them to be given other work.

Ron Davis, a spokesman for the United Federation of Teachers, said the union and the Department of Education reached an agreement last year to try to reduce the amount of time educators spend in reassignment centers, but progress has been slow.

"No one wants teachers who don't belong in the classroom. However, we cannot neglect the teachers' rights to due process," Davis said. The union represents more than 228,000 employees, including nearly 90,000 teachers.

Many teachers say they are being punished because they ran afoul of a vindictive boss or because they blew the whistle when somebody fudged test scores.

"The principal wants you out, you're gone," said Michael Thomas, a high school math teacher who has been in a reassignment center for 14 months after accusing an assistant principal of tinkering with test results.

City education officials deny teachers are unfairly targeted but say there has been an effort under Mayor Michael Bloomberg to get incompetents out of the classroom. "There's been a push to report anything that you see wrong," Forte said.

Some other school systems likewise pay teachers to do nothing.

The Los Angeles district, the nation's second-largest school system with 620,000 students, behind New York's 1.1 million, said it has 178 teachers and other staff members who are being "housed" while they wait for misconduct charges to be resolved.
Similarly, Mimi Shapiro, who is now retired, said she was assigned to sit in what Philadelphia calls a "cluster office." "They just sit you in a room in a hard chair," she said, "and you just sit."

Teacher advocates say New York's rubber rooms are more extensive than anything that exists elsewhere.

Teachers awaiting disciplinary hearings around the nation typically are sent home, with or without pay, Karen Horwitz, a former Chicago-area teacher who founded the National Association for the Prevention of Teacher Abuse. Some districts find non-classroom work — office duties, for example — for teachers accused of misconduct.

New York City's reassignment centers have existed since the late 1990s, Forte said. But the number of employees assigned to them has ballooned since Bloomberg won more control over the schools in 2002. Most of those sent to rubber rooms are

teachers; others are assistant principals, social workers, psychologists and secretaries.

Once their hearings are over, they are either sent back to the classroom or fired. But because their cases are heard by 23 arbitrators who work only five days a month, stints of two or three years in a rubber room are common, and some teachers have been there for five or six.

The nickname refers to the padded cells of old insane asylums. Some teachers say that is fitting, since some of the inhabitants are unstable and don't belong in the classroom. They add that being in a rubber room itself is bad for your mental health.

"Most people in that room are depressed," said Jennifer Saunders, a high school teacher who was in a reassignment center from 2005 to 2008. Saunders said she was charged with petty infractions in an effort to get rid of her: "I was charged with having a student sit in my class with a hat on, singing."

The rubber rooms are monitored, some more strictly than others, teachers said.

"There was a bar across the street," Saunders said. "Teachers would sneak out and hang out there for hours."
Judith Cohen, an art teacher who has been in a rubber room near Madison Square Garden for three years, said she passes the time by painting watercolors of her fellow detainees.

"The day just seemed to crawl by until I started painting," Cohen said, adding that others read, play dominoes or sleep. Cohen said she was charged with using abusive language when a girl cut her with scissors.
Some sell real estate, earn graduate degrees or teach each other yoga and tai chi.

David Suker, who has been in a Brooklyn reassignment center for three months, said he has used the time to plan summer trips to Alaska, Cape Cod and Costa Rica. Suker said he was falsely accused of throwing a girl's test sign-up form in the garbage during an argument.

"It's sort of peaceful knowing that you're going to work to do nothing," he said.

Philip Nobile is a journalist who has written for New York Magazine and the Village Voice and is known for his scathing criticism of public figures. A teacher at Brooklyn's Cobble Hill School of American Studies, Nobile was assigned to a rubber room in 2007, "supposedly for pushing a boy while I was breaking up a fight." He contends the school system is retaliating against him for exposing wrongdoing.

He is spending his time working on his case and writing magazine articles and a novel.

"This is what happens to political prisoners throughout history," he said, alluding to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "They put us in prison and we write our `Letter From the Birmingham Jail.'"


words by Contra

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Senor Kaos from The Smoking Section on Vimeo.

Señor Kaos is not your typical Atlanta MC.

In fact, he’s not a typical MC period. Having worked all angles of the music business and been around the world, he’s not only better equipped for success, but refuses to accept anything less.

Once upon a Saturday, Kaos took time out his busy schedule to re-introduce himself, share some thoughts on the current state of Hip-Hop in Atlanta and discuss how the Internet has affected the game.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Video: “J. Period Live Mixtape” feat. OC, Brand Nubian & Black Thought


"J.Period Live Mixtape" (Pt. 1): O.C. + Brand Nubian (Live at BK Hip Hop Fest 2009) from J.Period on Vimeo.

J. Period had a Live Mixtape set at the 2009 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festiva
Part 1 of Truelement’s behind-the-scenes recap of the “J.Period Live Mixtape” featuring special surprise performances by hip hop legends O.C., Brand Nubian & Black Thought (The Roots)!! Performed at The 5th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Saturday, June 20. For more about the “J.Period Live Mixtape,” visit:


Just got a likkle plug at This pic is a throwback and I'm still doing the usual. Rocking a Binkis shirt and on my phone. hahaha. But we about to link up with the great Mass-Confusion and do this collabo tee for the fall. And it's a really good look since they out in Cali. But heads been wanting to do this for a minute. But follow their blog. They got plenty of ATL history and will be seen in that joint and be on the lookout for the goods. Yea, you gotta have more than 1 grind. ARTBOOK soon come!!!

Food Inc Documentary

This came out a couple of weeks ago in the cinemas. Gotta peep it. Love documentaries

7th Annual Organic Fest

7th Annual Organic Fest presented by Habesha Inc
12-8PM JUNE 27 2009
Kelly Love Jones, Abyss, staHHr, Clan Destined, Stacy Epps, Rita J, Khalid Nile, Emmanuel Faces, Peace and many more
Don't miss the networking opportunity @ the instore taking place @ Vinnies Styles, 1120 Euclid Ave. In Little 5points. Friday June 26th-5pm and Sat. July 4th-5pm


Friday June 26, 2009 @ The Foreign Exchange Cafe
Post Juneteenth Concert and Celebration for Iras's Bornday
Featuring: Sadat X (Brand Nubian)
Tahir (Hedrush/Love Klub)
Clan Destined
Jawz of Life
Hosted by: staHHr and taj anwar
DJ Life on the 1's and 2's

2 new videos:Saigon and Clipse (feat. Kanye West)

Saigon - Change Gon Come

Video for Saigon "Change Gon Come" off of the Inside A Change mixtape film coming in July.

Clipse - Kinda Like A Big Deal (feat. Kanye West)

Video for the Clipse "Kinda Like A Big Deal" featuring Kanye West off of the new album, Til The Casket Drops, set to drop in September.

Monday, June 22, 2009

R.I.P- Carroll Little

I know he was real close with Yatta, Kimberly and Dan the man. So I'm sorry for their lost of a good man from what I saw when I cross path with him myself.

Master Little was the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run accident on Buford Highway.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact DeKalb County Police. Rest in power and peace

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – The Checkpoint

I phux with this joint and the video. If you take a good listen, this kinda sound like something Kanye West would do.


Sunday morning was a extra good day with the Shooting of Senor Kaos "Automatic Classic" Video. The video is being shot by Mike Moore and the group of heads in the pics all came in JAX forever king shirts to support our dude for life. peep Some of the pics and video


Sunday, June 21, 2009


I don't know who this sister is. But Yo! Son! She rocking the heck out of our "MAMA FEEL GOOD" shirt. Love it. And the rep of having fly sister in our shirt continues. Pic was taken by Shannon McCollum the great!!!


Man. You don't know how long I've been looking for this. I happen to find it while looking for a disc to use for my camera to take with me for Senor Kaos "Automatic classic" Video. The reason why I thought I lost it because I pass this footage to JAX so he can chop it up reasoning being it was too long for youtube. But this joint is them as whole practicing for A3C in 2008



All I got to say it was fun. Real fun

photo by Flux

JUNGLE 45 TV:A GREAT DAY IN THE ATL from Goldi gold on Vimeo.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Video: Brand Nubian Discuss One For All

Yea, this had to be the most bootleg album. I had about 3 of them joints. And the classic devil face video Brand Nubian from classicrhymes on Vimeo.

B-Real - Fire (feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley)

Wow. On screen this collabo seems odd. But both cats murk the track like crazy. FiYhaa!!!

Video for B-Real "Fire" featuring Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley off of the new album, Smoke N Mirrors, available now.

A New York Minute

Damn, that camera is crisp!!! D-Nice captured footage while walking of the City that never sleep. NYC

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Señor Kaos Interviews M1 of Dead Prez

Kaos get's in in as usual the shirt M1 rocking is design by Mr. Soul and can be purchase on Mike flo page. All around support peoples

Señor Kaos caught up with M1 (One Half of Dead Prez) Yesterday in Atlanta at a listening session for the new Dead Prez album entitled "Pulse Of The People." M1 talks about working with Green Lantern.

Dead Prez new album "Pulse Of The People" In Stores June 23rd

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shepard Fairey Video: Painting Studio No. 2

Motivation for all you artists out there

Shepard Fairey from Arkitip on Vimeo.


you can help the artist whose work you like best get into the next issue of ghettoManga Quarterly! the top 5 get an automatic place in the magazine and a free copy, and one lucky joker will walk away with $100 RIGHT HERE!!!!

CurT@!n$ - Tomorrow (feat. Tyrese)

Word up!!! Worth your time to peep and listen for real

Video for CurT@!n$ "Tomorrow" featuring Tyrese off of the new mixtape, The Great Adventures of Dope Boy C: Dope For President, dropping on June 23rd!

Señor Kaos Hosts Dj Jamad’s Afromentals Radio Show: Audio

Dude gets it in with Dj Jamad. press the link at the bottom to peep the track listing and download!!!

Dj Jamad Afromentals Mixshow (Sirius XM - Hip Hop Nation) Operation Hot Combs Edition Hosted By Señor Kaos

DJ Jamad produces the Afromentals Mixshow, a long-standing weekly radio show airing every Sunday night from 8pm until 10pm EST on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hip Hop Nation (Sirius 40/XM 67). Periodically, he presents Operation Hot Combs (OHC), a one-hour “guest takeover” that airs during the mixshow. Past guests have included: Phonte (Little Brother / Foreign Exchange), Strange Fruit Project, Frank N’ Dank, Darien Brockington, Chaundon and now Señor Kaos. These special segments allow artists, producers, and DJs an opportunity to guest host and promote their individual projects and talents while giving listeners a candid view of the featured entertainers and their personal musical interests. This weeks edition of OHC is hosted by Atlanta emcee / blogger / tastemaker: “Señor Kaos.” The soundtrack to your summer is right here!
Señor Kaos Hosts Dj Jamad’s Afromentals Radio Show: Audio

9th Wonder Presents Tyler Woods - Prove Myself

Damn, some R&B worth listening too plus that track by 9th wonder is whoa!!!!

9th Wonder presents Tyler Woods, The R&B Sensation, on his new single "Prove Myself".

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Naledge – Cool Relax (Feat. Jay Electronica)

Shoots to Naledge but Jay Electronica get crazy love on here!!

Chicago Picasso mixtape mixtape/album with Mick Boogie x Timbuck2 dropping on Duck Down June 30th.
DOWNLOAD: Naledge – Cool Relax (Feat. Jay Electronica)

Shut Ya BloodClot Mouf Broady Champs RudeBoy Dub Mix !!!


Shut Ya BloodClot Mouf Broady Champs RudeBoy Dub Mix !!! from dagritty on Vimeo.


Pic from D-Nice photo journal. I love art but oh yea!!!!

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996)

I remember watching siskel and ebert and they played this preview right here of 2 pac from the movie juice. Their reviews gave praise to 2pac performance and to look out for him as a actor. But I was growing up and listening to him from a rapper point of view. So for them to even mention that when hip hop wasn't being paid attention too or address in a positive light was dope to hear. That first album was classic to me. I know he built a lot of his fan base during the death row days. But you got to know the foundation. Even though heads said he spit his illest rhyme on the "same ol song" with Digital underground. Heads knew he wasn't the best but the passion was there. So you got to salute the solider for that. Rest easy Pac

SCIENZ OF LIFE "LEVIATHAN" PROCESS VIDEO with John Robinson (Lil' Sci), I.D. 4 Windz & Gordon

Monday, June 15, 2009

MGTV: Maurice Garland chats with Miya Bailey of City of Ink

Dope interview from Maurice Garland with Miya Bailey catches up with Miya Bailey of City of Ink at the Atlanta Arts Tattoo Festival

New Season of the First 48

Season Premiere. Tuesday june 16th at 9pm on A&E. Churrcch!!!


This not a 2 pac sighting but my man JAX will be forever with us. My peoples allison who happen to be a dope photographer took these pictures of this establishment up in new orleans that was named JAX. She took time out and blessed heads with these pics. The joint with the clear sky and that one cloud next to the name says a lot. At least to me on all levels. But as I strive to get better at what I do, I know dude is right there for support. Jax Forever King baby!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sky-High Calories in Some Restaurant Meals

Don't fall for all them 4.99 or 5 dollar deals people. You are what you eat baby!!!

Restaurants Are Piling on Fat, Calories With Larger Portions, Group Says

By Elizabeth Lee
Restaurants are serving ever-larger portions of super-bad food to entice customers to start eating out again, according to a consumer watchdog group.

In a list of the most over-the-top, unhealthy restaurant foods, the Center for Science in the Public Interest singled out some dishes that provide more saturated fat or sodium than most people should eat in three days. The foods were also high in calories.

U.S. dietary guidelines call for healthy Americans to get less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day, about the amount in a teaspoon of table salt, to lower blood pressure and reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease. But for the 70% of Americans who are middle-aged or older, African-American, or have high blood pressure, no more than 1,500 milligrams a day is recommended.

Federal nutrition guidelines also advise that less than 10% of daily calories come from saturated fat, about 20 grams for a 2,000-calorie diet. Eating lots of saturated fat can lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

The group’s Xtreme Eating 2009 dishes, listed in the June issue of its Nutrition Action Healthletter, include:

Chili’s Big Mouth Bites with French fries (four mini bacon cheeseburgers with fried onion strings): 2,350 calories, 38 grams saturated fat, 3,940 milligrams sodium.

Olive Garden Tour of Italy, with lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and fettuccine alfredo: 1,450 calories, 33 grams saturated fat, 3,830 milligrams sodium.

The Cheesecake Factory Fried Macaroni and Cheese: 1,570 calories, 69 grams saturated fat, 1,860 milligrams sodium.

Chili’s Original Half Rack of Baby Back Ribs: An add-on for entrees, with 490 calories, 12 grams saturated fat, and 2,050 milligrams sodium.

Red Lobster Ultimate Fondue shrimp and crabmeat in a lobster cheese sauce served in a sourdough bread bowl: 1,490 calories, 40 grams saturated fat, 3,580 milligrams sodium.

Uno Chicago Grill’s Mega-Sized Deep Dish Sundae: 2,800 calories, 72 grams saturated fat.

The Cheesecake Factory’s Chicken and Biscuits: 2,500 calories.

Applebee’s Quesadilla Burgerwith fries: 1,820 calories, 46 grams saturated fat, 4,410 milligrams sodium.

The Cheesecake Factory Philly Style Flat Iron Steak with fries: 2,320 calories, 47 grams saturated fat, 5,340 milligrams sodium.

The examples are extreme, says Jayne Hurley, RD, chief nutritionist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. But that’s the point.

“The problem is these oversized foods come with oversized calories, saturated fat, and sodium,” Hurley says. “It used to be you got a single entree, and now in some cases you’re getting three entrees on your plate.”

The typical restaurant entree, appetizer, and dessert contain about 1,000 calories apiece, Hurley says. The Center for Science in the Public Interest obtained the nutritional information in the report from restaurant web sites and menus.

“As a consumer-driven industry, we give our guests what they want,” says Shelia Weiss, RD, a nutrition consultant for the National Restaurant Association, an industry trade group. “Certainly there are indulgent items on menus, but there are more diet-conscious items on menus than ever before.”

Hurley believes diners don’t realize just how indulgent some items are. It’s a given that you’re splurging when you order Uno Chicago Grill’s Mega-Sized Deep Dish Sundae, a chocolate-chip cookie baked in a pizza pan and topped with ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce, she says.

“But how many people would guess there are 2,800 calories and 72 grams of saturated fat when that sundae hits the table?”

Weiss disputes CSPI’s contention that restaurants may be offering much larger portions to entice recession-weary customers into eating out again.

“If anything, restaurants are adjusting their portion sizes down as a measure of the economy,” Weiss says.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is backing a federal menu labeling bill that would require calorie counts to be listed on the menus and menu boards of chain restaurants. The National Restaurant Association is supporting a measure that would allow nutritional information to be listed in other locations -- such as a brochure or poster -- when a customer orders.

Providing more information on fat, calories, and sodium in restaurant meals would help diners trying to protect their health, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. Blatner, who provides nutrition counseling, says helping her clients learn what’s in restaurant meals is critical.

“People do not understand just how high in fat and calories these things can range,” Blatner says. “We’re talking about a day’s worth of calories in some cases. And, this is not the only meal that most people are going to be eating in a day. It’s no surprise that two out of three people are overweight in America.”

Want to avoid restaurant meals high in fat, calories, and sodium? Try these tips:

Check online for nutritional information before dining out. If your restaurant doesn’t disclose information, look for similar dishes at other restaurants that do provide that data.
Downsize the portion. Order a lunch portion or half-portion. Split a dish with a friend. Or take half home to eat later.
Try customizing. Ask if a food can be baked or grilled instead of fried. Substitute a vegetable for a side dish that may be high in calories and fat, such as a biscuit or mashed potatoes. If a food is laden with fatty additions, such as bacon, mayonnaise, and cheese, ask for it to be prepared without at least one of those high-fat foods.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Alchemist - Smile (Feat. Maxwell & Twista)

Yo!!! This is what it's about right here!!!!

More than 2M households unready for DTV


More than 2 million households are in danger of seeing their major broadcast TV channels disappear into a fuzz of static when analog service ends Friday, according to surveys.

That is nearly half the number that were unready in February, when most analog TV broadcasts were originally scheduled to be turned off. The shutdown was delayed for four months at the behest of the Obama administration.

Research firm SmithGeiger LLC said Thursday that about 2.2 million households were still unprepared around the beginning of June. Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters, it surveyed 948 households that relied on antennas and found that 1 in 8 had not connected a digital TV or digital converter box.

Nielsen Co., which measures TV ratings with the help of a wide panel of households, put the number of unready homes at 2.8 million, or 2.5 percent of the total television market, as of Sunday. In February, the number was 5.8 million.

"We know some viewers will wait until the very last minute, or even after June 12, until they take action," said Paul Karpowicz, second vice chair of the television board of the NAB.

Requests for $40 converter box coupons from the government have spiked this week, according the to the Department of Commerce. On Monday alone, it received requests for 179,000 coupons, nearly twice the daily rate it saw a month ago. However, those coupons won't get to viewers by Friday. It takes nine business days. Without the government discount, converter boxes generally cost between $40 and $60.

Nielsen said minority households are less likely to be prepared, as are households consisting of people under age 35. Households with people older than 55 are far more likely to be prepared than the average.

The Albuquerque-Santa Fe area continues to be the nation's least ready market in the Nielsen survey, with 7.6 percent of TV households still unprepared.

Nielsen does not survey Puerto Rico, which is also believed to have many unready households. Both the Caribbean island and New Mexico have relatively few households connected to cable. Households that have all their sets connected to cable or satellite service are unaffected by the analog broadcast shutdown.

Both the Nielsen and SmithGeiger surveys count households as unprepared even if they have taken some steps toward getting digital signals, like ordering a converter box coupon.

Stations will start cutting their analog signals Friday morning, but many will wait until the evening. Nearly half of all U.S. stations have already ended analog transmissions, though most big-city stations have held off until Friday.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Raekwon - New Wu (feat. Ghostface Killah & Method Man) Version #2

Damn, Meth blacked out on this joint. The second video of the first joint is offical nas for real!!!!

60 Seconds-NOID Talks D.O.A.-Death of Albums

Word money!!!!!!

NOID producer of Jay Zs controversial new song D.O.A. [Death of Auto-Tune] speaks on the Death of Albums and the concept he feels Destroyed Music in the latest episode of 60 Seconds.

A Recession Startup Company

I guess you can't use the recession as a excuse for you not to be able to do your thing any anymore

The timing was actually perfect for a handbag designer who launched a business just as the recession began.

Boog Brown at "In The Flesh" Part 4

Let me express this one more time. THE ATL GOT THE DOPEST FEMALE EMCEES!!!! Boog Brown is CRUCIAL!!

Rita J at "In The Flesh" Part 4

I don't think heads really know how many dope female emcees the ATL has fam. Gezzzuuss. Rita j is crucial fam!!!

Rita J at "In The Flesh" Part 4 from Flux wondabat on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A New CD That Has No Music, but Lots of Pictures

Remember when Mos def came out with just the cd in the plastic case with no cover because of the situation with his record label. Dj Danger mouse takes it to the next level. Pretty gangsta. hahahahaha. Poor record label


From the start, there was something mysterious about Danger Mouse’s latest project, “Dark Night of the Soul.”

Word of it first came at the South by Southwest music festival in March, on a poster that simply listed the name Danger Mouse — the record producer and member of the R&B duo Gnarls Barkley — along with the singer-songwriter Sparklehorse and, among others, the director David Lynch. A YouTube video in Mr. Lynch’s unmistakable style stirred interest but added no details.

It was classic teaser marketing. And yet when “Dark Night of the Soul” was finally unveiled a few weeks ago, it still left fans puzzled. The project, it turned out, is a large-format book-and-CD package that Danger Mouse was releasing by himself, with 50 photographs by Mr. Lynch intended as accompaniment to the album’s 13 songs. But the CD is blank and recordable, and a sticker on the shrink wrap explains cryptically: “For legal reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.”

Bloggers and journalists speculated widely about why Danger Mouse, whose real name is Brian Burton, had withdrawn the music from the book. A statement on the project’s Web site ( blamed “an ongoing dispute with EMI.”

In response, EMI issued a statement that offered no greater clarity but hinted at a negotiation: “Danger Mouse is a brilliant, talented artist for whom we have enormous respect. We continue to make every effort to resolve this situation and we are talking to Brian directly. Meanwhile, we need to reserve our rights.”

In most cases this turn of events would signify defeat: an artist battles a record label, and his music vanishes down the memory hole. But in the peculiar way that Danger Mouse has built his career, “Dark Night of the Soul” seemed to be an oblique victory, in which failure at official business can generate notoriety and, ultimately, lead to success in other endeavors.

MC Lyte - Brooklyn Music Video

I phux with lyte but of course. But the island twang. Eassssyy now star!!!!


Wow. Always soming jumping in the ATL



((((( SOL FUSION )))))






Doors at 9:30
Ladies Free before 10:30
And the party rocks till 3am

DJ Kemit & DJ Salah Spinning the best from 1985 to 2085

Indoor//Outdoor event
Coors Light VIP Lounge
Red Carpet Outdoor Lounge
The Drummer (ALien) vs The DJ set (DJ Salah)
Onsite Henna Artist
Onsite Massage Therapist



These cats is doing it. Should be a crazy show!!

dead prez Gangsta Interview

Dropping jewels as usual in the lab

Sol Messiah Presents: Food, Clothes, & Shelter

GEZZZZUUSSSS!!!! Just peep this out New Banger from Sol Messiah (on Production) Feat. some of ATL’s finest. (In the order they rhyme): Aleon Craft, Saroc, Ekundayo, Stahhr, Stanza, & Mike Flo.

DOWNLOAD: Sol Messiah Presents: Food, Clothes, & Shelter

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

EVOL x SEST Rep The Lakers

Damn!! Evol and Sest did they thing thing with this in LA. whoa!!!!!

Fokofpolisiekar - The Movie

The visuals and concept for this documentary looks crazy!!!! Gotta phuxs with it!!!

Fokofpolisiekar official Theatrcal Trailer from Fly on the Wall on Vimeo.

by Nick Hanekom

Fokofpolisiekar is a full-length documentary film that tells the story of a South African rock band like non the country (or any other) has seen before. Controversial at best, Fokof as it is affectionately known, is one of South Africa’s most watched groups. The media love the band member’s brash attitudes, the fans love the angst filled music and punk rock attitude whilst the conservative minority fear the band’s power to change years of religious and authoritarian indoctrination. It’s ability to turn any show into all out chaos has made the band one of the most popular live acts in South African music history. Formed in 2003, the 5-piece Afrikaans rock group has managed to not only change the way people perceive music in that country, they’ve also given a voice to thousands of kids who feel angry and frustrated by the system. Produced by Fly On The Wall Productions, the film will premier at this year’s Encounters Documentary film festival in Cape Town, South Africa. Fokofpolisiekar - forgive them for they know not what they do…

Leroy Jenkins Summer 2009 Lookbook


LEROY JENKINS SUMMER 09 LOOK BOOK from Ron Upperman on Vimeo.

Flux Wonda : Dope Mixcd cover!!!

My dude Flux wonda beast this cover for Dj Singh Slim dirty culture mixcd. Gangsta!!!!!!

Box Office Wrapup: The Hangover edges out Up for top spot

by Gitesh Pandya

It looks like The Hangover actually ended up edging out Up for the top spot at the box office this weekend! Contrary to previous estimates, the box office actuals reveal that The Hangover brought in just under $45 million while Pixar's Up raked in just over $44 million in its second week of release. Estimates had Up at $44.2 million and The Hangover at $43.3 million. Will Ferrell's latest, Land of the Lost also came in a little lower than the weekend estimates predicted, earning $18.8 million, but the rest of the top 12 were fairly accurate. It's not often that a movie will take the box office crown on the last day, but it was very close this weekend between the top two, and it made for an exciting race.


I love flash mob promotions. hahahah. Stop it's Hammer time!!!!!

In a Flash Mob promotional stunt for the upcoming A&E Show Hammertime, a massive group of nostalgic dancers raid Live on Sunset to the beats of “Can’t touch this” and do the “hammertime”.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Okay what?!!

It's a little after 2am. I had to say something about this before I lay my head to bed. My dude bprice was over the rest and we was building about business and he mentioned how this sister told him about a forum on okayplayer mentioning Atl own Taj about the name of her new born son "Dilla Premier Wonder Jackson" which she had earlier yesterday. I'm not even gonna post the link to the forum because the energy is so negative based upon the situation. To be honest. Niggas got issue. I know people have the freedom of speech they often use when it pertain to bullshit or to express bullshit. But come on. I know heads might not know the sister but most of the comment was directed toward the new born. Which is real wack. And that's the problem we have as a people. people always attack something they don't overstand. Heads can easily say they not feeling it but wish them well. Naw, that just to simple. Niggas just want to be niggas. When little man grows up to be great. Remember the wack ish you mentioned then follow suite

Boog Brown- The Essence

The dopeness all day everyday

First video from Boog Brown titled "The Essence" from the forthcoming mixtape,Miss Black America. produced by Illastrate video by Late September Films

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Freedom or Everybody Dies

This joint is deep. In East Orange. Things done changed

Freedom or Everybody Dies from Society HAE on Vimeo.

by Society HAE

Freedom or Everybody Dies is a 5-minute mixed media short that blends photography, video and music to tell the real story of hip-hop’s present generation. Focusing on the subculture that takes place in many of America’s inner cities, Freedom or Everybody Dies is comprised of 500 still photos and 3 minutes of video footage synchronized to a score that highlights the intensity of the images.

Shot in and around the now defunct Arcadian Gardens, a subsidized housing project in East Orange, New Jersey, the short film gives a glimpse into the lives of the children and young adults who lived there. With B.L.O.O.D. red as the backdrop, director Akintola Hanif | Hyze, presents a very real image of the gang presence and culture within “The Bity”, as Arcadian Gardens is known to it’s former residents.

R.I.P- David Carradine

Damn, I grew up watching this dude

READ: Actor David Carradine found dead in Bangkok


DMC & Afra Freestyle “My adidas”

DMC of Run DMC fame teamed up with Japanese beat-boxer Afra to do “My adidas” during adidas Originals’ recent house party campaign. Fly visuals in this video. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Photo by Thomas Wuhrer.

Yep! I said photo. Crazy!! peep the link right here: Photo by Thomas Wuhrer

Kanye West - Paranoid (feat. Mr. Hudson)

I remember them saying that the first video of this was a leak. Shit! I see why they said that. This joint is creative as hell!! 45 gun salute!!!

Half of All Friends Replaced Every 7 Years

I think more woman friends vanish than dudes. Sisters get in a relationship and everything outside that world don't exist instanly

You may have more Facebook friends as the years go by, but when it comes to your close friends, you lose about half and replace them with new ones after about seven years, new social research suggests.
As a result, the size of your social network stays about the same.
People might like to think they have control over whom they choose as friends, but social networks could also be influenced by the context in which we meet one another. Sociologist Gerald Mollenhorst of Utrecht University in the Netherlands was interested in finding out exactly how much our networks are shaped by social context or by personal preference.

He conducted a survey of 1,007 people ages 18 to 65, and then contacted the participants seven years later. From the original group, 604 people were re-interviewed. The survey contained questions such as: Who do you talk with, regarding personal issues? Who helps you with DIY in your home? Who do you pop by to see? Where did you get to know that person? And where do you meet that person now?

The results showed that personal network sizes remained stable, but that many members of the network were new. About 30 percent of discussion partners and practical helpers had the same position in a typical subject's network seven years later. And only 48 percent were still part of the network. This finding goes against previous research which had showed that social network sizes are shrinking.

Mollenhorst also established that networks were not formed based on personal choices alone. Our friend choices are limited by the opportunities to meet. He saw that people frequently choose friends from a context in which they have previously chosen a friend. Also, whether or not our friends know each other strongly depends on the context under which people meet.

Mollenhorst's research is part of the project "Where friends are made. Context, Contacts, Consequences," set up by Beate Völker.

MF DOOM ART Contest heat up!!!!

Gezzzzusss!!! the contest is heating up like the human torch screaming Flame on. The deadline for the Ghetto manga MF DOOM contest ends June 15 2009. Winner get $100.00 plus the cover.The top 5 people will be featured in the magazine plus a free copy. Peep everything hear:MF DOOM Art Contest. Dan the man came with some heat with this design here

Kanye West - Spaceship (feat. GLC & Consequence)

Damn, Finally a song you wish they made a video too. Classic

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

FADER TV: The Fly Girlz Represent Brooklyn

This remind me of the movie the hip hop project. But this is real dope to see for real

Since finishing their debut record, The Fly Girlz have dwindled from five to just two members: Tamera (aka Angel) and Ameena (aka Sophie).

Street Dreams

HD Exclusive Trailer #2 In Theaters June 12th


Aight, this some creative ish right here


Ill concept. like a up to dated running man

RonDiggy is the truth

I've plugged this dude artwork, interviewed him and had him as artist of the week a while back. Dude still get shouts from me. Just too gangsta. If the steez looks familiar. He do almost all the artwork for the udrcrwn clothing line. Once again RON DIGGY is the truth


Press the REAd after the verbals and peep more visuals and verbals about this event

Words and Photo by jasiatic

this past sunday Gia of lockstar hosted a "tea" for little girls that was inspired by a movie that she saw titled The Souls of Black Girls. unfortunately i did not see the movie, however what i did witness was amazing. a gathering of generations...women there to offer there wisdom on the journey of self and what beauty really means. READ

BRANDI PETTIJOHN: Doc the Artist with Mike Flo

Back for the first time with the dopness. check her site for the actual video and leave a comment


Greetings all,

As many of you know, its been a minute. I would like to say that I was in Jamaica all that time but I wasn't. Sometimes things just work out the way the work out. But my trip was of the only times that I really can say that I was in the moment and not trippin...

The last time I sat down with Mike he said..."the only difference between winning and losing is the feeling." Have you ever had the same sort of statements or dogmas floating around you?